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Call for trustworthy traders to help wage war on rogues

Call for trustworthy traders to help wage war on rogues

0 on October 30, 2014, 2:41 pm

Norfolk County Council is stepping up its fight to protect vulnerable Norfolk residents from rogue traders and doorstep callers with a series of events with some of the nations leading home improvement stores and workshops during this year’s National Consumer Week (3-7 November). The push by the council’s Trading Standards service will see events at Ridgeons, Travis Perkins, B&Q and […]

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Norfolk residents urged to be vigilant as FBU announces four days of strikes

Norfolk residents urged to be vigilant as FBU announces four days of strikes

0 on October 30, 2014, 2:11 pm

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service is reminding as well as reassuring residents in the county that a 999 service will continue to operate during the four-day strike action which is starts this week. Members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU), including those in Norfolk, are walking out in a dispute over changes to the national pension scheme. The industrial action […]

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From 2011 Wayland Show

Would you like to help with the Wayland Show?

0 on October 30, 2014, 8:55 am

This year some members of the Wayland Show Committee have moved away from our area or are taking on new roles, therefore we have some vacancies and we would love to hear from anyone interested in joining us and helping to organise next year’s Wayland Show. Profits from the show are donated to local charities and good causes, so it […]

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Breckland Planning Application List weekending 28th October 2014

Breckland Planning Application List weekending 28th October 2014

0 on October 30, 2014, 8:22 am

The latest list of planning applications registered by Breckland Council during the week ending 28th October 2014 has been published. Applications may be inspected during normal office hours, at the Planning Department, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, and any representations in respect of them should be made, in writing, to Martin Pendlebury Director of Planning & Business Manager. If an application needs […]

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A simple 4-bed layout for a small allotment.

Allotments are not just for vegetables anymore

0 on October 29, 2014, 10:02 am

Have you ever thought of taking on an allotment? Over the past few years, allotments across towns and cities in England have become so popular that there are long waiting lists in some places. Here in Breckland, our allotments across towns and villages have plots available and now is the best time to rent one. The traditional perception of the […]

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Bird Atlas team scoop RSPB’s most prestigious award

Bird Atlas team scoop RSPB’s most prestigious award

0 on October 28, 2014, 4:39 pm

At the annual RSPB Members’ Day in Birmingham on Saturday 25th October 2014, the RSPB Medal was awarded to the team behind the Bird Atlas 2007–11 in a special presentation that acknowledged its role as a valuable resource to everyone involved in conserving, researching or understanding Britain and Ireland’s birds. The RSPB Medal is the Society’s most prestigious award, recognising […]

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Ten days to Norwich city centre traffic changes

Ten days to Norwich city centre traffic changes

0 on October 28, 2014, 3:00 pm

Norwich is looking forward to a bumper run-up to Christmas with just ten days to go before general traffic is removed from popular shopping streets. A year ago, Christmas shoppers in St Stephens Street and Rampant Horse Street had to brave heavy traffic just to cross between popular stores. But for 2014 that will all change, with general traffic being […]

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Norfolk Trails project among those listed for possible People’s Millions funding

Norfolk Trails project among those listed for possible People’s Millions funding

0 on October 28, 2014, 2:56 pm

Norfolk County Council project shortlisted alongside three further Norfolk campaigns for People’s Millions funding A Norfolk Trails health and wellbeing project and three other Norfolk-based projects have been shortlisted by the People’s Millions, to win funding from a national lottery grant. The People’s Millions is a partnership between ITV and the Big Lottery Fund. It gives the public a chance […]

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£97m supercomputer makes UK world-leader in weather and climate science

£97m supercomputer makes UK world-leader in weather and climate science

0 on October 28, 2014, 8:19 am

A new £97m Met Office supercomputer will cement the UK’s position as a world leader in weather and climate prediction. The weather’s volatility has long been a popular British conversation topic – but the Government’s plans for a new £97m supercomputer unveiled today will cement the UK’s position as a world leader in weather and climate prediction. The next generation […]

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Necton Rural community Centre

Audio: Necton Rural Community Centre – Open Day

0 on October 26, 2014, 8:01 pm

On Sunday 26th October 2014, an open day was held at Necton Rural Community Centre. It was an opportunity for local village groups and community organisations to showcase their activities to the villagers and to raise awareness of what is on offer in Necton. Breckland View reporter Paul Young went long and spoke to some of the people there.  He […]

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Breckland Car park improvements driving forward

Breckland Car park improvements driving forward

1 on October 24, 2014, 3:21 pm

Breckland Council is pleased to confirm that Queen’s Square Car Park in Attleborough will shortly reopen for use, as repair and resurfacing work reaches completion. Drivers are also being advised that scheduled improvement work at car parks in Watton and Thetford will soon get underway. Breckland has been improving Queen’s Square Car Park recently as part of a maintenance programme […]

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Protest and Memory: A Tom Paine Symposium at Thetford’s Common Sense Club

Protest and Memory: A Tom Paine Symposium at Thetford’s Common Sense Club

on October 23, 2014, 2:21 pm

Thetford’s Common Sense Club holds its last meeting of the year at 8pm on Friday 7 November in the Old School, Thetford Grammar School. Four speakers have each been given their (approximately) ‘Fifteen Minutes of Paine’ to consider topics directly or indirectly appertaining to Thetford’s most famous son. Two contributions focus on popular protest: Colin Armes will speak about his […]

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Joan Johns: Commemorating World War 1 at Anteros Gallery

Joan Johns: Commemorating World War 1 at Anteros Gallery

on October 23, 2014, 11:48 am

Joan Johns brings a powerful and reflective body of mixed media work to the Mezzanine Gallery at Anteros. Based on research and testimonies from soldiers on the front line, this is an unflinching look at the realities of war and the conditions endured by the ‘poor bloody infantry’ in World War 1. It is hard-hitting and uncompromising in its depiction […]

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Breckland launches Local Plan consultation on options for future growth

Breckland launches Local Plan consultation on options for future growth

on October 23, 2014, 8:19 am

Breckland Cabinet members have endorsed Breckland’s Local Plan ‘Issues and Options Consultation’, a strategic document which is the first stage of consultation on the development of a new Local Plan for the district. When completed, the Local Plan will set the framework for how Breckland will grow over the next 22 years. The ‘Issues and Options’ document covers areas such as […]

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Breckland Planning Application List weekending 21st October 2014

Breckland Planning Application List weekending 21st October 2014

on October 23, 2014, 8:12 am

The latest list of planning applications registered by Breckland Council during the week ending 21st October 2014 has been published. Applications may be inspected during normal office hours, at the Planning Department, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, and any representations in respect of them should be made, in writing, to Martin Pendlebury Director of Planning & Business Manager. If an application needs […]

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